You Can Do This Quick Cardio Workout Anywhere

Did you set a resolution to move even more in the new year? Or, are you just looking to kick off a new fitness routine? Our video series, 60 Seconds To Fit, is here to help. Each one-minute clip breaks down a different exercise, showing you how to do it with perfect form. “In the beginning, you might perform the moves at a slower pace and for a shorter duration than you expected, and that’s okay,” explains celebrity trainer Suzanne Bowen. “Having good form means you’ll work the correct muscles — and help prevent injuries. It’s about cultivating strength and control,” she says.

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This move lets you get in a quick cardio workout without any equipment. (It’s perfect when the weather is lousy and you’d rather not leave the house to exercise.)

To do it: From a normal standing position, take a big step out to the right. As you do, sweep your left leg behind you while bringing your left arm across your body.

Then, step to the left, bringing your right leg behind you and your right arm across your body. Continue alternating sides, building up speed, for 20-40 seconds, depending on your fitness level. Rest and repeat.

Make it more challenging: Instead of stepping, hop from side to side. Take a nice wide jump and really try to stick your landing. Each time you land, keep your back foot about an inch off the ground to challenge your balance. Keep alternating sides for up to one minute. Rest and repeat.

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